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Wilson, Thomas 1525?-1581

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Works: 83 works in 420 publications in 6 languages and 5,301 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Sources 
Roles: Translator, Editor
Classifications: HB535, 808.5
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Most widely held works by Thomas Wilson
Arte of rhetorique by Thomas Wilson ( Book )
95 editions published between 1553 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 792 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The first book of The Arte of Rhetorique treats of the purpose of rhetoric, which is affirmed to be the art which perfects the natural gifts of speech and reason. The distinctions of several types of 'arguments,' and their constituent factors, are set out by means of examples shaped, indeed, on classical and Erasmian models, but with an added seriousness, born of the time, which lifts them above the Petrarchian commonplaces of the Italians. The second book treats, in the customary manner, of the fundamental qualities of style as an instrument of persuasion. The orator must be easily intelligible. He must secure the goodwill of his audience, must wind his way into the subject by suitable approaches, particularly if he be a preacher. Let the latter diligently seek his pattern in Chrysostom. The conditions of right eloquence, such as logical order, emphasis, repetition, climax, are as necessary in English speech as in Latin; nor can an English speaker neglect the art of stirring the emotions by the employment of humour, or pathos, by appeal to indignation or passion. The third book, ranging over a wide field, deals with the choice of words and the use of figure and ornament; with the functions of gesture; with the essential art of memory. It contains some of the sanest Elizabethan criticism of classical writers"--The Cambridge history of English and American literature in 18 volumes
The rvle of reason by Thomas Wilson ( Book )
59 editions published between 1551 and 2005 in English and English, Middle and held by 682 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The arte of rhetorique, 1553 by Thomas Wilson ( Book )
16 editions published between 1962 and 1977 in English and held by 434 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A discourse upon usury by way of dialogue and orations, for the better variety and more delight of all those that shall read this treatise <1572> by Thomas Wilson ( Book )
18 editions published between 1900 and 1965 in English and held by 357 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Wilson's Arte of rhetorique, 1560 by Thomas Wilson ( Book )
16 editions published between 1909 and 2000 in English and held by 343 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The art of rhetoric (1560) by Thomas Wilson ( Book )
5 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and held by 305 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"A learned work of rhetoric ... compiled and made in the English tongue, of [one] who in judgment is profound, in wisdom and eloquence most famous." Thus in 1563 rhetorician Richard Rainolde praised The Art of Rhetoric, the work that brought into English the procedures of Ciceronian rhetoric - invention, disposition, style, memory, and delivery - the core of the academic curriculum in Renaissance England. Written in vigorous, native English, the Art went through eight editions between 1553 and 1585. At least part of its appeal was practicality. On the final page of his copy on Quintilian, Gabriel Harvey noted that The Art of Rhetoric is the "daily bread of our common pleaders and discoursers." But its appeal was also academic. In 1619, nearly forty years after the Art had lapsed from print, John Milton's teacher Alexander Gill invoked Wilson as he ridiculed the affectations of pretentiously learned language
A discourse upon usury : by way of dialogue and orations, for the better variety and more delight of all those that shall read this treatise [1572] by Thomas Wilson ( Book )
32 editions published between 1584 and 1965 in English and Undetermined and held by 295 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The three orations in favour of the Olynthians by Demosthenes ( Book )
5 editions published in 1968 in English and Undetermined and held by 189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A discourse vpon vsurie by waie of dialogue and oracions, for the better varietie and more delight of all those that shall read this treatise by Thomas Wilson ( )
7 editions published in 1584 in English and held by 188 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The arte of rhetorique for the vse of all soche as are studious of eloquence, set forthe in Englishe, by Thomas Wilson. 1553 by Thomas Wilson ( )
10 editions published between 1560 and 1562 in English and held by 116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The arte of rhetorike for the vse of all suche as are studious of eloquence, sette foorthe in Englishe, by Thomas Wilson. 1553 by Thomas Wilson ( )
10 editions published between 1580 and 1584 in English and held by 112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
D. Gualteri Haddoni, regii professoris in ivre ciuili, Cantabrigienses: siue Exhortatio ad literas by Walter Haddon ( Book )
5 editions published in 1552 in Latin and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The rule of reason conteinyng the art of logike. Sette forthe in Englishe, and newlie corrected by Thomas Wilson. Anno Domini. 1567 by Thomas Wilson ( )
5 editions published in 1580 in English and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The arte of rhetorike for the vse of all soche as are studious of eloquence, sette forth in Englishe, by Thomas Wilson. 1553 by Thomas Wilson ( )
4 editions published in 1563 in English and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The art of rhetorique for the vse of all such as are studious of eloquence, set forth in English, by Thomas Wilson. 1553 by Thomas Wilson ( )
4 editions published in 1585 in English and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Wilson, Thomas 1525-1581
Wilsonus, Thomas 1525-1581
Wylson, Thomas
Wylson, Thomas 1525?-1581
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Languages
English (300)
Latin (21)
Scots (8)
German (1)
English, Middle (1)
Dutch (1)
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